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Snow Day!

Well, not yet, but the weather is expected to turn ugly this weekend with the prediction for snow in this area ranging from snow showers to "significant". I am not a fan of snow, but since I do not have a choice in the matter, I figured that I might as well enjoy it. 

I set up this simple snow tablescape for us to use this weekend.   In this area, if we get a flake of snow everyone panics and no one can drive, so we probably won't be going out for our usual Friday night dinner. Let's make the best of it!

The white tablecloth is covered by quilt batting for a snowy effect.  I bought these plates at the Dollar Store for 50 cents each after Christmas.  I just couldn't pass that up!  That's not much more expensive than paper plates and I can reuse them throughout the Christmas holidays and the winter season.

I found the candleholders at Lowe's before Christmas. They were on my holiday mantle and I can imagine using them a lot throughout the year.  The candles were purchased at Pier 1 in the post holiday clearance sale. 

I used my Cricut to make snowflake confetti and sprinkled it around the table along with leftover confetti from my daughter's graduation party.

The star of the show, and what I am looking forward to the most, is the centerpiece.

Snowball Cookies!  When I saw these on my Pinterest board I just knew that they would be the perfect Snow Day treat.  The original recipe came from the Cooking Classy blog.  Her cookies looked so good I had to try them! 

Snowball Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
3 TBSP cornstarch
2 cups flour
1/2 cups finely chopped pecan chips (found in the baking aisle)
2 cups powdered sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a stand mixer, mix butter until creamy. (The original recipe says to use a paddle attachment to your blender.  I didn't have one and it still turned out okay.)  Blend in the 2/3 cup powdered sugar and the salt.  Mix in the vanilla.  Sprinkle cornstarch over the mixture. Then, with the mixer on low speed, slowly add flour, mixing just until combined.  (You may have to hand mix after adding some of the flour if the mixture starts to crumble.)  Stir in the pecans.  Scoop dough out one tablespoon at a time and roll into a ball.  Bake on parchment paper for 16-18 minutes until bottom edges are slightly golden.  While baking, pour the two cups of powdered sugar into a bowl.  When the cookies are finished, allow to cool for a few minutes, then roll them in the sugar while still warm. Place the cookies on a wire rack (with a paper towel under it to catch extra sugar).  When they are cool roll them in the powdered sugar again, pressing them into the sugar to coat heavily.  Cookies should be stored in an airtight container.  

They are so good! 

I hope that you will be safe and warm this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today! 



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